The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will conduct a mock accreditation exercise of voters ahead of the forthcoming elections.
National Chairman of the Commission Prof Mahmood Yakubu made this known on Friday at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners from the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT.
According to him, the mock accreditation exercise would take place in about 436 polling units across the country.
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It was aimed at testing the readiness of the Biomodial Voter Accreditations System(BIVAS).
Yakubu said the distribution of sensitive materials for the elections to the various States was at an advanced stage while the distribution of non-sensitive materials has been concluded.
He expressed satisfaction with the desire of Nigerians to collect their voters’ card, adding that out of the 940,200 PVCs sent to Lagos state, about 839,720 have so far been collected as of Thursday.
The INEC chair stated that the commission was determined to ensure that all Nigerians collect their PVCs ahead of the general elections, stressing that if necessary the commission may consider other options for the collection of PVCs.
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